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“Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life”

Our role is to transform transport infrastructure across the whole of the North of England, to drive economic growth. We are striving to provide the transport links that will enable people to build a life in the North: connecting world class education, skills development opportunities and access to career progression.

We are looking for skilled and dedicated people who are excited about helping us deliver our vision.


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Programme Support Officer – Integrated & Smart Travel

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), on behalf of TfN, is looking to recruit the following role:

The role:

To provide project/programme administrative support to the project teams, co-ordinating the management of project/work-stream documentation using TfN’s document management system, whilst providing secretarial and administrative support to the IST Programme Director and IST Programme Manager.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have relevant project support and administration experience with exposure to project management principals and techniques and will have supported senior managers. You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, developing and maintaining data management, filing and retrieval systems with exposure to commercially sensitive and confidential information. Working with a fast paced and evolving environment you must have the ability to prioritise conflicting and extensive workloads alongside supporting corporate meetings in the production of minutes, writing reports and business letters.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary and other benefits including:
• 27 days holiday per annum
• Access to the local government pension scheme
• Dependant on location, subsidised travel on public transport may be a consideration

Provisional interview date:   Tuesday 6th February 2018

For more information on the role and responsibilities and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria (e.g. E1,E2,E3,E4..).

Circa £24,000 per annum
To be based in Leeds with the regular requirement to work from our office in Manchester
Wednesday 31st January 2018

Northern Powerhouse Rail Director

We are looking to appoint a Programme Director to lead this exciting rail programme. This is an opportunity to play an integral role in the delivery of our vision of significant economic growth supported by a world-class transport network.

You will lead the team tasked with working in partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT) and in conjunction with Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, Local and Combined Authorities to determine and deliver the priorities for investment in the North’s rail network, freight and passenger services. You will be responsible for the development of necessary business cases and funding proposals, whilst managing the programme team and establishing effective and productive relationships with the DfT and other key stakeholders.

Your strategic thinking, robust negotiating skills and extensive leadership experience in similar programmes will deliver a programme that will change the pattern of economic development in the North.

If you have the experience, passion and commitment to drive TfN’s vision of a vibrant and growing economic region we look forward to hearing from you.

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For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Stephen Hipwell, Head of Human Resources, TfN on 07342 075984.
Closing Date: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Interviews to be held: Monday 12th February 2018